Google has officially announced their next flagship Android smartphone – Google Nexus S which is now manufactured by Samsung. A sequel to the hugely popular Nexus One, Nexus S also comes with a stock version of Android OS. Nexus S will be the first phone to come out with Gingerbread Android 2.3 OS.
Nexus S Specs
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
- Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) (1500 mAH)
- 6 hours talktime
- 428 hours standby time
Storage and Memory:
- RAM – 512MB
- Internal storage – 16GB
Size and Weight:
- Dimensions – 63x124x11mm
- Screen resolution – WVGA (800 x 480)
- CPU – 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor
- USB – USB 2.0
- Audio / headphone jack 3.5mm
- Primary – 5.0 megapixels
- LED Flash
- Video recording
- WiFi – 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth – Bluetooth 2.1
Nexus S Features
- 16GB of internal memory
- Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows users to read NFC tags
- Front and rear facing cameras
- Voice Actions allows users to text friends, search for and call restaurants and stores, write notes to self, receive step-by-step directions via Google Maps™ with Navigation and Latitude, and ring and email contacts just by speaking into their smart phone
- Access to Google mobile services including Google Search™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Calendar™, Google Talk™, Google Voice™
- Gyroscope support for enhanced gaming and motion detection
Nexus S Availability
It will arrive on December 16th in US and December 20th on UK. In US, it will be available online and in-store from all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores either unlocked or with a T-Mobile plan. In UK, Nexus S will hit on December 20th at Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy UK.
Nexus S Price
There are no official confirmation regarding the pricing of Google Nexus S. According to some rumors, in UK, Carphone Warehouse will be offering it either subsidized through Vodafone, free on a £35 a month contract, or SIM-free for the unsubsidized price of £549.95.
Best Buy US has released a press release
Nexus S is available after Dec. 16 in all Best Buy big box stores, the 157 Best Buy Mobile specialty stores and on BestBuy.com. Customers can purchase Nexus S for $529 as an unlocked phone without a contract. Nexus S optimized for T-Mobile’s network is available for $199 with a two-year service agreement and qualifying voice and data plan.
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